Apple released one of the most amazingly advanced apps it’s ever made
It’s called Music Memos, and it’s for people who write
Apple had noticed something about songwriters. When they
want to capture little musical ideas, they fall into the habit of
recording them into Voice Memos, a simple audio recording app that comes
on the iPhone. Apple’s music team thought: “Well, we can do a little better
Music Memos (free) starts out looking a lot like Voice
Memos. There’s nothing there but a Record button. You’re supposed to tap that
button and then start noodling on your guitar or piano, playing your idea for
far, none of this is especially impressive. The real magic happens on playback.
At that point, the app can add
bass and drum parts automatically.
I’ll wait while you recover from that sentence.
If you’re a musician, you must already be scratching your
head. How can a little app create bass and drum tracks automatically, without any
input from you?
Music Memos is among the first apps ever written that
can perform that task—and as far as I can tell, the first free app, for